AMD Radeon HD 8850M vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

AMD Radeon HD 8850M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 8850M and GeForce GTX 1660 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
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GCN 1.0
Code name
Release date
1 April 2013
14 March 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
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Price now
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Technical specs

Radeon HD 8850M and GeForce GTX 1660's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 8850M and GeForce GTX 1660's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
575 MHz
1530 MHz
Boost Clock
625 MHz
1785 MHz
Transistor count
1,500 million
6,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
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120 Watt
Texture fill rate
Floating-point performance
800.0 gflops
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 8850M and GeForce GTX 1660 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
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PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
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229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
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1x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 8850M and GeForce GTX 1660: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
6 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
2000 MHz
8004 MHz
Memory bandwidth
32 GB/s
192.1 GB/s
Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 8850M and GeForce GTX 1660.
Display Connectors
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1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 8850M and GeForce GTX 1660, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 (11_1)
12 (12_1)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 8850M and GeForce GTX 1660. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

HD 8850M 1.40
GTX 1660 52.71 +3665%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

HD 8850M 11387
GTX 1660 79435 +597.6%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

HD 8850M 1693
GTX 1660 12629 +646%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

HD 8850M 1845
GTX 1660 13847 +650.5%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

HD 8850M 2349
GTX 1660 20696 +781.1%

3DMark Vantage Performance

HD 8850M 8223
GTX 1660 57895 +604.1%


HD 8850M 973
GTX 1660 11362 +1067.7%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 8850M and GeForce GTX 1660. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
84 Mh/s
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon HD 8850M and GeForce GTX 1660 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8850M

OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

3665% faster (about 37.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (14 March 2019 vs 1 April 2013)
Wider memory bus (192 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (1408 vs 640)
Higher memory bandwidth (192.1 vs 32 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 28 nm)

So, HD 8850M or GTX 1660?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660.
Be aware that Radeon HD 8850M is a notebook card while GeForce GTX 1660 is a desktop one.
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